Muscat: Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) operations centre received 332 rescue calls during the low depression witnessed by the Sultanate last week.
Specialised teams including firefighters, water and land rescue teams, search and rescue teams and ambulance personnel dealt with these rescue calls.
The PACDA statistics recorded 255 water rescue operations, 37 land rescue operations, 29 fire extinguishing operations, 8 ambulance related calls, and four search operations.
As for calls recorded by various governorates, Al Batinah North registered the biggest number, which resulted in 95 rescue operations, followed by Al Dhakhiliyah which recorded 67 rescue operations.
Muscat came in third with 51 rescue operations, followed by Al Buraimi, which recorded 43 reports. Al Sharqiyah North recorded 27 such incidents, Al Batinah South 26, Dhahira and 23 while only one rescue operation was carried out by PACDA in Al Sharqiyah South.
The death toll from the thundershowers and flash floods which hit Oman this week has climbed to eight after two more children were found dead.